However, one of the main critisicms recently has been (and I agree with this) is that Noah are relying too much on 6 men, 8 men, 10 men tag matches for the heavyweights, which means that someone misses a turn, which is especially galling for fans as they wanted to see their favorites.
The other problem with such low attendances have been (and I can only blame this so far on weekdays, weather, public holidays, festivals and earthquakes) is that Noah are not pushing the GHC, there are very few story lines going on to interest fans, and Junior Global Tag League has swallowed everything to the detriment of everything else (and there is nothing substantial going on in it). While the tag league is a tournament in its own right, anything involving the juniors can work for one show, not an entire tour.
Go Shiozaki was on autograph duty today (not sure why he chooses to wear a woolly hat in hot weather).
Masao Inoue vs Hitoshi Kumano vs Yoshinari Ogawa
WINNER: Yoshinari Ogawa with a lock on Masao Inoue (7 minutes and 44 seconds)
Atsushi Kotoge & Hajime Ohara vs Maybach Taniguchi & Cody Hall
Hajime Ohara put the cloak back on to team with Atsushi Kotoge (their opponents did not appreciate it). Kotoge got choked with a curtain cord by Maybach Taniguchi.
After the match, both became highly dramatic. Kotoge pretending to sob while Ohara lay in the ring with his hands folded over his chest (both were wearing their capes).
WINNER: Maybach Taniguchi with the Zwei bomb on Hajime Ohara (13 minutes and 16 seconds)
JUNIOR GLOBAL TAG LEAGUE
Hi69 & Minoru Tanaka vs Seiya Morohashi & Junta Miyawaki
Crowd really behind Junta Miyawaki, got a huge applause today.
WINNER: Hi69 with the Stuka Splash on Junta Miyawaki (11 minutes and 16 seconds)
JUNIOR GLOBAL TAG LEAGUE
Ikuto Hidaka & Takuya Sugawara vs Ricky Marvin & El Hiji Del Pantera
Hidaka Ikuto has done lucha before (Sugawara has not) and so was looking forward to the match very much.
There was some concern for one of Ricky Marvin's knee.
WINNER: Cross Face Lock Hold by Ikuto Hidaka on Ricky Marvin (12 minutes and 43 seconds)
The Veterans (Takashi Sugiura, Naomichi Marufuji, Akitoshi Saito, Mohammed Yone & Quiet Storm) vs The Super New Generation Army (Go Shiozaki, Katsuhiko Nakajima, Masa Kitamiya, Kenoh & Kaito Kiyomiya)
When everyone was in the ring, Nakajima squared up with Marufuji, Shiozaki with Sugiura, Kitamiya with Saito, and those who at the moment don't really have a "theme" (Quiet Storm, Kenoh and Kaito Kiyomiya) just hovered in the background.
Ten man tag said to be very good, Sugiura held the belt up to Go Shiozaki, who simply pointed at it. Poor Sugiura got chopped again (he had it three days in a row, one day of respite, and then two days again, and his chest is looking shredded), but today turned things around on Go Shiozaki.
WINNER: Takashi Sugiura with the Olympic Qualifying Slam on Kaito Kiyomiya (17 minutes and 59 seconds)
GLOBAL JUNIOR TAG LEAGUE
Daisuke Harada & Tadasuke vs YO-HEY & HAYATA
A lot of excitement for this match today, and because RATELS are fan favorites (although polls I have run show that people want YO-HEY & HAYATA to win, with a narrow margin between them and Daisuke Harada and Tadasuke), people in the arena found it hard to watch.
At the end of the match both YO-HEY & HAYATA were left lying on the canvas. Tadasuke got on the microphone and basically said that RATELS vs RATELS for this was regrettable, but he would see everyone at Korakuen Hall. Daisuke Harada (with his shark smells blood face on) stood over them as if to say, "perfect",
WINNER: Tadasuke with the Outcast on HAYATA (17 minutes and 18 seconds)
ATTENDANCE: 153 people